Gun Incidents in Great Britain

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After police officers found a meat cleaver and a stun gun disguised as a mobile phone in the basket of his mobility scooter, 59-year-old Conrad Sanderson, from Bridlington, East Yorkshire, was handed an 18-month community order and a 15-day rehabilitation order for weapon possession and a recent burglary. Click on media link to read full report.



As a result of an investigation into County Lines networks bringing illegal drugs into Somerset, a man was charged with acquiring ammunition for a firearm and several drug offences. Click on media link to read full report.



Following two armed robberies at a betting shop and a report of a man with a gun allegedly making threats at the Duddeston Railway Station in Birmingham, West Midlands, a suspect has been charged with two counts of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm. Click on media link to read full report.

Merseyside Police


After a man was arrested at a property in Huyton, Merseyside, he was charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a private place, converting an imitation firearm into a firearm and possession of a controlled Class B drug. Click on media link to read full report.

Derbyshire Times


The coroner at the inquest into the death of a teenage boy in August last year has recorded a verdict of suicide, cause of death being a gunshot wound to the head. On the day of his death, the boy had an argument with his mother about shopping for clothes, after which she dropped him at home. The boy then phoned his father in great distress and both parents rushed to the family house in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, where they found him on the floor of a bedroom. Despite attempts to resuscitate him, the boy was declared dead shortly afterwards. The inquest heard that the boy had been having a difficult time at school and had reported being sexually assaulted by a man five months before his death. The boy had enjoyed clay pigeon shooting with his father and brother, and had saved up money to buy a shotgun, which was held under a certificate in his father’s name. A number of firearms were kept in a secure cabinet at the family home and the boy’s father told the inquest that, as far as he was aware, his son did not know where they keys were kept. The coroner, however, noted that the keys were easy to find.

The Courier


A cat has been left with a pellet in its shoulder after being shot in Leslie, Fife. Click on media link to read full report.



A teenager was arrested after he allegedly brandished a suspected BB gun during a disorder at a shopping centre in Solihull, West Midlands. Click on media link to read full report.



A cat may have to have a leg amputated after being shot with a shotgun Devizes, Wiltshire. The cat, who may have accidentally “ended up in the line of fire of a shotgun“ was found to have nine pellets lodged in a hind leg. The incident has been reported to police and the RSPCA.

Telegraph & Argus


Noel Mullin, aged 63, has been ordered to pay £5,781.57 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to two counts of carrying out an operation on an animal other than in a slaughterhouse without a licence registered with the competent authority and one count of shooting a bovine animal in the back of head at premises other than a slaughterhouse. In September 2020, Mullin shot a cow in the back of the head at a farm in Marsden, West Yorkshire and removed a cow’s spine in Gisburn.



Klejdi Kazani, aged 21, has been jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life and possession of a prohibited firearm. Following an investigation by the Organised Crime Partnership, specialist officers stopped a car on the M1 in Hertfordshire in August last year and recovered a converted blank-firing Turkish Retay 84FS self-loading pistol from under the front passenger seat. As he tried to flee from the vehicle, Kazani dropped a cigarette packet that contained several rounds of Italian Fiocchi 9mm blank cartridges, which had been modified by adding a steel ball bearing as a projectile.

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This information is provided by the Infer Trust. It is compiled from media reports of incidents in England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland has different gun legislation. We know the information is incomplete, though we believe nearly all of the most serious crimes are included.